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Pinch Zoom Functionality

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users? Or if there is a decent work around available yet? And if not, anyone have … (read more)

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users?

Or if there is a decent work around available yet?

And if not, anyone have a good answer as to why Firefox overlooked it in their last major update? Seems rather shortsighted to me. Not being able to pinch zoom on my mac trackpad is highly frustrating. It's pretty much a deal breaker, making me want to migrate back to Chrome or elsewhere. Which is sad, because I thought I'd finally escaped Google for browsing.

Asked by seanyful 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Support RSS+

Don't you think that if browsers rehabilitate a native "RSS one click subscribe" feature, with better UX (RSS actions/reader nicely integrated to the browser) it could re… (read more)

Don't you think that if browsers rehabilitate a native "RSS one click subscribe" feature, with better UX (RSS actions/reader nicely integrated to the browser) it could revolutionize the way we subscribe to content updates, removing the need to rely on emails/newsletters in a lot of cases (then being more eco-friendly)? Users would receive content updates notifications directly in the browser, their feeds being synchronized through their browser account, etc.

Web developpers would just have to place subscription buttons: <input type="subscribe">

And a W3C Standard would unify how browsers should implement the "Subscription" feature, focusing on UX (I feel this is the point influencing usage data for the most part, RSS still being a tech-savvy thing).

Feeds handling was removed in 2018 in Firefox.

Asked by Victor 6 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 6 days ago

I can't add search engines

When I click the "Add to browser" option on findfind.it (https://www.findfind.it) it used to ask me whether i want to add a new search provider. Now if I click it nothing… (read more)

When I click the "Add to browser" option on findfind.it (https://www.findfind.it) it used to ask me whether i want to add a new search provider. Now if I click it nothing happens anymore.

How can I add it to my search engines?

My system is freshly installed Win 10 with firefox being the only program on this computer.

Asked by derbengale 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Changing the setting where delete button take you back a page

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I … (read more)

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I had?

Asked by Vw 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Sidebar Bookmarks

After I open the bookmarks menu, how do I get the sidebar to automatically close after I have selected and moved to that new website ? I know I can click on the X, but is… (read more)

After I open the bookmarks menu, how do I get the sidebar to automatically close after I have selected and moved to that new website ? I know I can click on the X, but isn't there a way for it to just disappear once I've moved to a new site ?

Asked by Eric4591 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Can's change font in Firefox

In settings I've found font settings. My default font is DejaVu (Serif, Sans, Mono) After changing font (type and size) noting is going on. Even after restart. I disabled… (read more)

In settings I've found font settings. My default font is DejaVu (Serif, Sans, Mono)

After changing font (type and size) noting is going on. Even after restart. I disabled option to let wep pages set their own font.

The most important thing for me is to have working "Minimal font size".

To sum up. I can change everything in advanced font settings but there is no result on web pages.

Asked by lacov 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Cannot open links in new tabs using middle click anymore

In seems in the last month, the ability to open links in a new tab by middle-clicking has been removed by default. I was able to get it to work in Windows (but I don't re… (read more)

In seems in the last month, the ability to open links in a new tab by middle-clicking has been removed by default. I was able to get it to work in Windows (but I don't remember how), but not in Ubuntu. I've got browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick set to true in the about:config. I've also tried restarting with all the add-ons disabled.

Asked by DeptOfMeteors 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Ctrl-T no longer opens new tab

Since last update several keyboard shortcuts no longer work. I find them easier than using a mouse often. Two that are most annoying at not working is Ctrl-T to open a … (read more)

Since last update several keyboard shortcuts no longer work. I find them easier than using a mouse often. Two that are most annoying at not working is Ctrl-T to open a new tab Ctrl-C to copy. That now opens developer tools This all started with last update. Does anyone know how I can restore those keyboard shortcuts?

Anyone have any idea who would make a common keyboard shortcut like the one for copy do something different. Do these people not use computers?

Asked by andrewdavidsgames 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Add-ons Compatibility Information

I hope this is appropriate here. If not, please direct me to where it is. As new releases of Firefox (and Thunderbird too) come out, a constant question for me is whethe… (read more)

I hope this is appropriate here. If not, please direct me to where it is.

As new releases of Firefox (and Thunderbird too) come out, a constant question for me is whether the add-ons that are important to me (I use a lot) will be compatible with the new release. It would help if

(1) The Add-Ons web site always allowed me to specify release and OS. Sometimes that is allowed, sometimes not.

(2) The Add-Ons web site allowed me to specify a release before which I don't want to see add-ons listed.

(3) The Extensions page in Firefox allowed me to ask which of my extensions (enabled and/or disabled) are supported/not supported in a specified future release.

(4) When Firefox wants to install a new release, it reported on extensions that would become incompatible and always asked my permission to go ahead.

It probably would not be necessary to do all of these things, but I included them all because I don't know which are the most practical.

Asked by Roger Fajman 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Videos on some websites like PanBaidu cannot be loaded, adivising me to install the flash plug-in which r already installed

Videos on some websites like PanBaidu cannot be loaded, adivising me to install the flash plug-in which r already installed.So i wonder how to fix the problem? I also wan… (read more)

Videos on some websites like PanBaidu cannot be loaded, adivising me to install the flash plug-in which r already installed.So i wonder how to fix the problem? I also want to play the video with the speed x 2,but i cannot even load it. Could u please tell me what to do?thx!

Asked by nanzhang971108 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials Firefox add-on prevents "Today on AOL" from displaying.

Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials Firefox add-on, prevents "Today on AOL" from displaying. "Today on AOL" flashes briefly before displaying a blank page when the Firefox add… (read more)

Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials Firefox add-on, prevents "Today on AOL" from displaying. "Today on AOL" flashes briefly before displaying a blank page when the Firefox add-on is enabled.

Asked by ronlhurley 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

what a joke, favourite organising !

All i wanted to do was move some favourites from one folder to another, no problem you would think...... Wait till you click the II/ tab , it decides to show some total c… (read more)

All i wanted to do was move some favourites from one folder to another, no problem you would think...... Wait till you click the II/ tab , it decides to show some total crap thats not linked to your own favourites, but rather takingthe route of Microsoft ( Which is now unfortunetly my new browser ) ..

Why complicate things ?

Why not leave it in folder format, drag and drop

so unhappy as i wanted to avoid MSFT :(

Please dont rep[ly with did you read " XXX " and did you try " XX " ....

yes i did and its crazy complicated, if you want a demo of how to move a single file from folder to folder then i can show you, but until you sort this i am out ......

Asked by stucook8 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Why add-ons won't start with firefox.

Why add-ons won't start with Firefox? Every time I need to manually disable and enable extensions Privacy Badger, uBlockOrigin (Privacy out of the box extensions) for it… (read more)

Why add-ons won't start with Firefox? Every time I need to manually disable and enable extensions Privacy Badger, uBlockOrigin (Privacy out of the box extensions) for it to be working, that is, they don't work upon start up. I have deleted the .mozilla folder in my Linux machine to reset firefox and it starts with add-ons only one time; when starting a second time, add-ons don't appear in the toolbar yet they are "enabled" but not working. As previously stated, I need to enable them manually.

Asked by rumy10013 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

lost bookmarks and tabs

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on … (read more)

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on my desktop surely that should produce all the bookmarks and tabs. But no. Instead it brings up 2 file names with indecipherable titles. eg one begins "tula7e15.". And if you click on that you get just another set of technical titles like "saved telemetry-pings" or "features". And if you click on these it then says "file empty".

The same thing happens if I click on "Restore" or "Profile" ie it just leads me to a set of nonesense categories with nothing there. So surely there must be a simple way of restoring my bookmark titles ( I had about 40 bookmarks) given that it only took one click to remove them when I took up the firefox add on ?

Thankyou. P.s. please suggest something simple as I am not great with computer technology. Philip

Asked by philipgperry 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

I'm stuck with Yahoo search

When I've done a search on a new page, the results always come up in a Google page. Now, it's Yahoo. In my Preferences, my default search engine is Google, but I'm stuck … (read more)

When I've done a search on a new page, the results always come up in a Google page. Now, it's Yahoo. In my Preferences, my default search engine is Google, but I'm stuck with Yahoo. Any ideas?

Asked by daveynate 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Web push notifications

Web push notifications show up on the bottom right of my screen. How can I "move" where the notifications show up/pop up. I'm NOT talking about turning the notification… (read more)

Web push notifications show up on the bottom right of my screen. How can I "move" where the notifications show up/pop up. I'm NOT talking about turning the notifications on or off...Just the placement where they pop up on my screen, to be clear

Asked by donnamessinger1952 4 days ago

Last reply by Vikas Singh 4 days ago

Where are the Add Ons / Extentions

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82. The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ente… (read more)

I have two PC's, home and work. Home is Ubuntu. I have no issues. Work is a W10 machine, now running FF 82.

The issue is since the last last W10, FF update: all the ententions are no longer visable in any bar. The extentions are still installed [I've checked] and are listed in "about:addons" as active, working, etc. Again, I've checked. But, I am not able to see the icons in the Tool bar. This is actually quite annoying now as one is used to clear history, another for clearing cookies etc.

This is only impacting W100 FF, not Ubuntu. How do I get the Add ons back.

Asked by piloti 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago